When is The elai Project?
The elai Projec is currently in the incubation phase. We are working in partial stealth mode, so we don’t spill the beans. Shhhh.
Works in Progress
Current works in progress include curriculum, video editing, the long animation for the video, more content development for the website and identifying additional funding opportunities and partnerships. We are also working on designs for software and electronics for the program.
Selection of Pilot Program
We hope to select our first library for the pilot program in late 2019. Needs assessment will follow soon after. We will be holding think tank roundtables with staff and patrons. By early 2020, we will start authoring recommendations for the program, and will work staff and patron input into the existing materials, pending everything falls into place.
The Long View
We foresee curriculum development to start after the roundtables and assessments, pending fundraising. The roll out of our pilot program library should occur in very late 2020 or early 2021. The fully featured website, including a backend to process reasonable accommodations (for fee) will likely be ready at the end of 2021. Because of the extensive development curve for the curriculum and the website, our cross discipline approach and an appropriate test phase, we are allowing ample time for the process. These projects are also dependent on the level of fundraising and the hiring process for appropriate personnel.
Of course, this schedule is malleable depending on when additional funding is made available and when The elai Project can move forward with permanent hiring. We’ve thought of many things, but no one can think of everything.